At West Lawn we understand that your outdoor environment is a valuable and personal part of your home. Much like your indoor living spaces – your outdoor green spaces can provide a place of reflection, stress release, and engagement with family and friends.
Let West Lawn be your partner. We provide the best people, products and knowledge base to ensure this vital asset is managed well.
What We Offer
Weed Control & Fertilization
We offer a variety of programs to fit your weed control and fertilization needs.
Tree & Shrub
There are hundreds of insects and diseases that can attack your valuable landscaping. Our tree and shrub program protects them from this, plus supplies them with proper fertilization.
Lawn Flea & Tick Control
Fleas and Ticks can be a problem to control with pets. Ticks can also cause health problems with several tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. This treatment also controls many other insects, such as spiders, chiggers, etc.
Over time poor soil naturally becomes compacted, leaving the subsoil undesirable for healthy lawn growth. This process removes 3/4 inch round & 2-4inch deep plugs in the soil, improving the air, water, and nutrient exchange with the roots.
Don’t let Mosquitos keep you from enjoying the outdoors!
Fescue grass normally performs better in partial shade areas. Overseeding in fall is needed to maintain a thick & healthy turf. Fescue can thin out or even die due to heat stress or disease problems.
White grubs are the larval stage of several beetles found in our areas. They can cause damage to the root system of your lawn. Eliminating grubs can also have an effect on controlling moles since they are a food source.
Frequently Lawn Questions
How long does each application last?
Usual treatment will include a liquid sprayable contact control applied directly to the target plant. Application methods differ, forward to your turf care specialist. We ask our customers to email in pictures, add pictures and notes to account.
- Mosquito = 28 days is a usual residual effect; reapplication required every 28-35 days to maintain population control. The life cycle of Mosquito is approx. 21 days from egg to adult.
- Flea/Tick = reapply every 6 weeks to keep population down. (ask if the customer is taking additional control measures indoors as well).
- Bagworms, outdoor tree/shrub chewers/aphids, lace bug, webworms
How does rainfall effect applications?
Granules and Pre-emergent apps need to be watered in after treatment. Once the grass is dry after watering; it is ok to access for mowing or normal use.
For liquid applications of control products, allow to dry on the leaf surface (usually 1-2 hours) before allowing pets or normal use. If possible, wait 24 hrs. before cutting.
With our use of surfactants, applications are rain fast within 1 hour of application in most cases. Once the weed control is absorbed by the leaf of the target plant, it cannot be “washed off”.
How do we treat for moles and gophers?
We attack moles by targeting the food source (insects in the soil) and by baiting for the animal by tracking the tunneling activity. Gophers are treated by baiting deep into the gopher tunnels.
How do we treat for grubs?
We use granular applications to do either directly reduce the grubs active in the soil, or by affecting their primary food source with a systemic insecticide. Both are very effective but need to be periodically reapplied to keep populations down.
When do we start/stop fescue seeding?
Depending on weather conditions, we will begin our Fall seeding program toward the end of August or the beginning of September. This will continue as long as soil temps and weather allow, usually till the middle of October.
Are our products safe for kids and pets? How long should we wait until we allow the pets out, or allow the kids to play?
If the product is dry, it is safe to walk on. Ideally with granular water in and let dry first, with liquid just allow product to dry – and it is safe.
What would cause grass to turn brown, or look dead?
This depends on the grass variety and time of year. For example, common bermuda grass will go dormant in the winter and appear brown, Tall fescues will stay green in cooler seasons. If you see brown bermuda or fescue grass in the summer, it could be lack of sufficient water. Other causes could be disease or fungus, mechanical damage, or chemical burn. Send in a picture and we can help figure out what is going on.
What if the homeowner has been using over the counter non-commercial grade control products. Will they have to wait before we can come out?
This depends on the product that was used, and how long ago it was applied. Try to get details and send them to your lawn turf specialist. If possible, send in a picture of the product.